Drink to Friendship

Shattered wine glass

Me drink to Friendship? No. That dark chalice
Of poison proffered under a false name.
The word ‘friend’ used to veneer conscious malice
Which cultivates a scapegoat then to blame.
I hurl the cup and smash it to the ground
Its honied contents once were sweet to taste
Until I drained its murky dregs and found
Hypocrisy that true friendship disgraced.
I once hungered for friendship soul to soul
And mind to mind. It was a lonely dream
Never returned. My single burning coal
Of hope long drowned in apathy’s cold stream.
“I’ll drink no more to friendship.” then I said.
“True friends are books written by authors dead.”

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s